RN to B.S. in Nursing

If you are interested in advancing your career in nursing, a bachelor’s degree is critical to your future success. In fact, many health care institutions now prefer to hire nurses with bachelor’s degrees.

The RN to B.S. in Nursing option at Towson University can help you broaden your nursing practice skills and build a solid foundation for developing an area of specialization. You will gain the education you need to assume expanding nursing roles that require greater problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, both within health care institutions and the community. The RN to B.S. option builds on your previous learning and offers nursing courses that are designed to improve your professional nursing practice. 

Nursing Application Deadlines

  • Spring Admission: August 15th
  • Fall Admission: January 15th 

RN to BS applications will be accepted after the deadlines based on space availablity

Eligibility and Screening

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.50

  • Students must complete both the RN to B.S. application and the University Admissions Office application by the respective deadlines.

  • Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to full acceptance to the option: General Chemistry (4 credits), Nutrition (3 credits) and Microbiology (4 credits). A grade equivalent of 2.00 is required.

  • Students must have graduated from a state-approved diploma or associate’s degree nursing program and be licensed as a registered nurse in Maryland.
  • Admission to the option is determined by the Towson University Department of Nursing.

  • Acceptance and enrollment as a Towson University student is required to begin the option.

Application Process

     Applications should be emailed to .

  • Pay the $50 application fee (non-refundable) via the Department of Nursing Payment Center
  • Submit official hard copy or electronic transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. All official transcripts must be received by University Admissions by the application deadline. Hard copy transcripts should be sent directly to:

     University Admissions
     Towson University
     8000 York Road
     Towson, MD 21252

Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to:

Students submitting an RN to B.S. application but not enrolled at Towson University must also submit an Undergraduate Admissions application for the semester they wish to begin the nursing program. Admitted RN to B.S. degree completion students must complete a few steps to finalize enrollment, including the submission of a Towson University Enrollment Contract and Fee.

Note: Applicants must apply to both the Undergraduate Admissions Office and to the Department of Nursing at Towson University. Incomplete application packages will not be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make certain all required nursing application documents are submitted to the Department of Nursing Admissions Coordinator Office. Incomplete applications or those improperly filed are subject to cancellation.

Degree Completion Curriculum

Students will work closely with an academic adviser to follow a plan for success in completing the degree requirements. View more information about degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

More Information

For more information about this program, contact us.